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Panel

Date:
13th–14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt, Cairo
Medium:
Wood; carved, inlaid with plain and carved ivory
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) W. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) D. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.236.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Only a single polygonal element remains of what was undoubtedly a larger set. The central inlaid piece of ivory is carved with very characteristic Mamluk designs, as tendrils weave around each other in never-ending patterns with circular and foliate buds. Some of the outer inlay strips of plain wood and ivory have been lost exposing how the panel was assembled and fitted.
A. Beaudry Collection ; [ Panayotis Kitycas, Cairo, until 1907; sold to Albert M. Lythgoe for MMA]
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